There is no white or brown sugar used here. There is honey and sweetness is also achieved by the addition of apple. This homemade muesli bar is perfect for a snack at home or in lunchbox. It is high in fibre, has the protein of nuts and seeds and is nutrient- and energy-dense. As it is lower in added sugars than other muesli bars, you could also eat it as a breakfast alternative.
Makes 12 or more
2 apples, grated
100g butter or coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup puffed rice
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/2 cup sultanas
Put apple, butter/oil and honey in a saucepan over a low heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. When mixture starts to pull away from the sides, it is ready.
Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the butter mixture and combine.
Pour mixture into a paper-lined tray and flatten it out to about 1.5-2cm thick. Cover and put it in the fridge to set. It will take a few hours to firm up.
Cut into squares and keep it in the fridge until ready to serve or to put in a lunchbox.
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